Is Trump Considering Kari Lake As His Running Mate?

PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA - JULY 22: Former President Donald Trump (L) embraces Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake at a ‘Save America’ rally in support of Arizona GOP candidates on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Arizona's primary election will take place August 2. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
  • Former President Donald Trump is strongly ​considering a woman to be his 2024 running mate and views failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake as the model for a potential vice president, according to a report. ​
  • Trump, 76, who launched his third White House bid Nov. 15, sees Lake as someone who could help him shore up the necessary support among suburban women to defeat President Biden, Axios reported on Tuesday, citing people who talked with Trump about his plans. ​
  • More importantly, Lake — a former TV news anchor in Arizona who has yet to concede her defeat by Democrat Katie Hobbs this past November — meets Trump’s main criterion as a tenacious defender of the 45th president, the report said.